Dori Hagen

I have always had a love for God and for people and always knew that I wanted my whole life to be available to God for service. Due to various circumstances and personal choices, the journey of my life has consisted of rough terrain and dark places intermingled with brief periods of light.

Eight years ago after experiencing the darkest place I have ever known, the light of God’s grace penetrated my heart. I had a friend tell me once that I took the “scenic route” to finally get to where I am today. After years of experiencing deep healing as well as absorbing God’s grace, I am equipped and honored to offer hope to those whose roads are difficult, dark or confusing.

My life is full of God's unmerited favor, to be sure. I am married to a
wonderful, supportive man who walks beside me as my friend. Together we have
seven children and a slew of grandchildren. Following God's call on my heart
to serve people, I pursued a degree in Counseling through Liberty
University. I earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology/Christian Counseling
in May 2014 and a master's degree in Professional Counseling in May 2016.

In the summer of 2014 I was introduced to Arctic Barnabas. Arctic Barnabas brought me on as Associate Staff in January 2015 to serve as a counselor. Having brothers who are ministers, I have a special place in my heart for those who are actively ministering to the lost and hurting. I realize that there are times when those who are in ministry can wrestle with life just like everyone else. It is the desire of my heart to offer a safe place, being available to listen with empathy and provide encouragement. What an honor it is to serve those who are sent.